Programme And Module Handbook
Course Details in 2022/23 Session

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Module Title LM Topics in Money and Banking
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Economics
Module Code 08 03247
Module Lead Dr Yao Yao
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions MSc Money, Banking & Finance; MSc International Money & Banking
Exclusions none

The module examines a number of topical (theoretical and policy-related) issues in the area of money and banking. It will be taught by visitors who are experts in their chosen field.  As a result, the topics will vary from year to year. Past topics have included: deposit insurance, EMU, long-run exchange rate behaviour, financial de-regulation in Japan and, the Asian financial crisis.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of recent advanced analysis applied to specific issues in money and banking;
  • synthesise the recent advanced research in the area of money and banking;
  • critically evaluate contemporary events in macroeconomics, particularly relating to the banking industry.
Assessment 03247-01 : 1,500 word individual assignment 1 : Coursework (50%)
03247-04 : 1,500 word individual assignment 2 : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2 x 1500 word essays 50% each. Reassessment: Resubmission of failed essay (1,500 words) 100%
Other none
Reading List none